I am hoping one of your reporters might like to follow up on what can only be described as a ridiculous fiasco.
You are aware that Port Metro Vancouver has just approved a permit for Fraser Surrey Docks to install a coal-transfer facility, despite widespread public and professional opposition.
It came to my attention that the Oregon Department of State Lands has just denied Ambre Energy’s request to install a coal-transfer facility at Port of Morrow, Boardman, on the Columbia River. So here we have two salmon bearing rivers, one American and one Canadian, to transfer millions of tonnes of U.S. coal. The U.S. says no and Canada says no problem. Even Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber urged rejection of the project. Why haven’t our civic leaders gone to bat for us?